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List of Famous Bands from Raleigh

Updated June 8, 2017 8.6k views21 items

List of Raleigh bands, listed by their level of fame. This Raleigh musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Raleigh bands are included, as well as many Raleigh musicians of underground status. This list of Raleigh musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Raleigh bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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  • Ryan Adams1

    Ryan Adams

    Rock music, Heavy metal

    AlbumsHeartbreaker, Gold, Love Is Hell, Jacksonville City Nights, Cold Roses

    David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter,... more on WikipediaSpotify buy button

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  • Alesana2


    Pop punk, Rock music

    AlbumsOn Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax, A Place Where the Sun Is Silent, The Emptiness, Where Myth Fades to Legend, Try This With Your Eyes Closed

    Alesana is an American melodic metalcore band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Formed in 2004,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Corrosion of Conformity3

    Corrosion of Conformity

    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    AlbumsBlind, Wiseblood, In the Arms of God, America's Volume Dealer, Deliverance

    Corrosion of Conformity is an American heavy metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina formed in... more on Wikipedia


    #141 of 389 The Best Punk Bands Of All Time#129 of 392 The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands Of All Time

  • Clay Aiken4

    Clay Aiken

    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

    AlbumsMerry Christmas With Love, All Is Well, Measure of a Man, On My Way Here, A Thousand Different Ways

    Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom; November 30, 1978) is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Doug Aldrich5

    Doug Aldrich

    Heavy metal, Hard rock

    AlbumsElectrovision, Alter Ego

    Doug Aldrich (born February 19, 1964) is a Los Angeles-based hard rock guitarist. He founded... more on Wikipedia
  • The Foreign Exchange6

    The Foreign Exchange

    Hip hop music, Neo soul

    AlbumsConnected, Love In Flying Colors, Dear Friends: An Evening with the Foreign Exchange, Leave It All Behind, Authenticity

    The Foreign Exchange is an R&B/electronica/hip hop duo consisting of the American... more on Wikipedia
  • Tift Merritt7

    Tift Merritt

    Rock music, Folk music

    AlbumsBramble Rose, Tambourine, Another Country, Night, Traveling Alone

    Catherine Tift Merritt (born January 8, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike Connell8

    Mike Connell

    Jangle pop, Rock music
    Michael "Mike" Collier Connell is the leader of The Connells, an American band from Raleigh,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Connells9

    The Connells

    Jangle pop, Rock music

    AlbumsBoylan Heights, Ring, Fun & Games, One Simple Word, Weird Food & Devastation

    The Connells are an American band from Raleigh, North Carolina. They play a guitar-oriented,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Accelerators10

    The Accelerators

    Rock music, Rockabilly

    AlbumsLeave My Heart, Go Baby Go, Road Chill, Dream Train

    The Accelerators were a rock 'n roll band from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. They... more on Wikipedia
  • Soulpreacher11


    Doom metal, Black metal

    AlbumsWhen the Black Sunn Rises... The Holy Men Burn

    Soulpreacher is a progressive doom metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina USA. Influenced by... more on Wikipedia
  • Daylight Dies12

    Daylight Dies

    Doom metal, Death-doom

    AlbumsNo Reply, Dismantling Devotion, Lost to the Living, A Frail Becoming, Idle

    Daylight Dies is a melodic death/doom band from North Carolina United States.
  • Annuals13


    Indie pop, Experimental rock

    AlbumsBe He Me, Time Stamp, Wet Zoo, Brother, Big Zeus

    Annuals is the musical project of singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Chatham County Line14

    AlbumsBrother of Song, Western Harmonies, Speed of the Whippoorwill, IV, Route 23

    Chatham County Line is an American bluegrass musical group. Formed in Raleigh, North Carolina,... more on Wikipedia
  • Tres Chicas15

    Tres Chicas

    Alternative country, Country

    AlbumsBloom, Red & The Ordinary Girl, Sweetwater

    Tres Chicas are an alternative country group from Raleigh, North Carolina. The members of Tres... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Birds of Avalon

    Rock music, Progressive rock

    AlbumsUncanny Valley, Outer Upper Inner, Bazaar Bazaar

    Birds of Avalon is a rock band from Raleigh, North Carolina whose sound fuses elements of... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    The Rosebuds

    Folk music, Dance

    AlbumsNight of the Furies, Birds Make Good Neighbors, The Rosebuds Make Out, Christmas Tree Island, Life Like

    The Rosebuds are an indie rock band from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Its current... more on Wikipedia
  • Whiskeytown18


    Alternative country, Country

    AlbumsStrangers Almanac, Pneumonia, Faithless Street, Rural Free Delivery, Forever Valentine

    Whiskeytown was an American rock/alternative country band formed in 1994 from Raleigh, North... more on Wikipedia
  • Bowerbirds19


    Indie folk, Freak folk

    AlbumsHymns for a Dark Horse, The Clearing, Danger at Sea, Upper Air

    Bowerbirds are an American folk band formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2006. The group... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20

    The Cherry Valence

    Rock music, Garage rock

    AlbumsThe Cherry Valence, TCV3, Riffin

    The Cherry Valence is an American garage rock band from Raleigh, North Carolina. The group's... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    North Carolina Symphony

    Classical music

    AlbumsCello Symphony / Cello Sonata, American Spectrum

    The North Carolina Symphony is an American orchestra based in Raleigh, North Carolina, with... more on Wikipedia